Saturday, May 31, 2008

Sex and the City

SPOILER ALERT I'M NOT KIDDING I'VE BEEN DRINKING VODKA AND LEMONADE THROUGHOUT THE MOVIE WHICH IS A LONG MOVIE SO THIS IS A REAL SPOILER, NOT THAT YOU COULDN'T SEE IT FROM THE PREVIEWS

I just came from watching Sex & the City the Movie, and while for the most part it was awesome, I HATED that Carrie ended up with Big in the end. Here is a man (fictional, I know, but whatevs) who runs away from his wedding to Carrie because he has some kind of metaphysical crisis about whether the whole marriage thing is really about their relationship or about the wedding, and this is not a 20-year old boy but a 50 something year old man who has been married twice before, and this is not soon after they have met but after they've been together 10 years, and the message she needs to learn is not that he is an overgrown manchild asshole who will never relate to her in an honest way, like her friends do, but that she can game him into marrying her if only she plays it cool and doesn't invite too many people to the wedding? And is not too excited about the wedding dress? WTF, dude, WTF.

90% of the movie is about the friendships among the women, and is awesome, because that is the real fairy-tale part of the whole series--the idea that you will always have lunch with your girlfriends--work, geography, children, and everything be damned. So the Happy Ending, the idea that Carrie has to end up with Big just because he has always been The Hard To Get One is Just.Stupid. and not necessary to the plot.

You should totally see the movie anyway, though. If one of my friends' hearts is (godforbid) broken it is my fondest hope that we will all be able to accompany her on a healing, margarita-filled trip to Mexico. Please to take notes, people.

3 comments:

Jake said...

You should blog drunk more often.

Olivia McCain said...

i totally agree, i hated that she ended up with Big. Their relationship is incredibly unhealthy and after 20 years, it shows that really she hasn't grown all that much.

what i wanted to happen was for her to go to St. Louis to see Louise's wedding and to meet a man there. how ironic would it have been for her to actively search for love in NYC and then to find true love in the most unexpected place, like the midwest.

Lucy said...

i realize i'm a little late to the party with this comment, seeing as how the movie was, what, three weeks ago now, but anyway i just have to say

word.